April 19, 2003
Welcome to San Francisco. Do you have a reservation?

The watchword of this trip so far has been"reservations". Several things we thought we were going to do - a tour of Alcatraz, a tour of the Scharffen Berger Chocolate factory, a group dinner - have all not happened because we didn't make reservations in time. Fortunately, Plan B in each case turned out to be at least as good. I'll put in a plug for the Monterey Bay Aquarium, one of those Plan Bs, which we visited on Thursday. Next time we'll leave earlier and have dinner in Carmel.

Today we're off to see the A's-Rangers game. My count of major league stadiums visited will increment to six. I've got to work on that one.

More later. Have a great weekend.

Posted by Charles Kuffner on April 19, 2003 to See, I do have a life! | TrackBack

Go see the Camera Obscura at the Cliff House, if it's still there. No reservation required. I heard the DeYoung Museum of Asian Art just reopened after lengthy refurbishment, I'd go see it if I was still living there. SFMOMA is good. But above all, you absolutely MUST see the Exploratorium.

Posted by: Charles on April 19, 2003 8:25 PM

we planned our honeymoon around a trip to the Monterey Bay Aquarium.

Otters, I say.

Posted by: julia on April 19, 2003 8:53 PM

The sea otters are great. Not to mention the sea lions and seals. The latter of which I thought were rocks until I saw one of them move his flipper. Monterey, CA is in the top five places I'd like to live if I was independently wealthy. Man, I love that place. Pacific Grove is nice too. Especially for a Steinbeck fan like myself.

Posted by: Rob Humenik on April 21, 2003 9:09 AM